Conversation about Anne Chu and her art with friends and family
White Columns

Anne Chu: Life & Work (1959-2016)
A Public Celebration

Anne Chu working in her studio

Tomorrow, Friday, November 19th at 5PM EST.

This event will be presented on Zoom.


On the occasion of the current exhibition of Anne Chu’s (1959-2016) work at White Columns, we are pleased to announce an online gathering to celebrate Anne’s life and work. Participants will each speak to their personal relationship with Anne and her work, and will include the artist’s friends, colleagues, collaborators, gallerists, and curators.


Connie Butler
Lynne Cooke
Robyn Farrell
Aki Fujiyoshi
Janice Guy
Ellen Lesperance
Emily Letourneau
Bruce Pearson
Ingrid Schaffner
Suzanne Weaver

Anne Chu (1959-2016) lived and worked in New York, her place of birth. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art (1982), she returned to New York to receive her MFA from Columbia University (1985). She was a co-director of AC Project Room (1996-2002), a legendary artist-run gallery based in lower Manhattan. Chu’s work was widely exhibited during her lifetime with one-person institutional exhibitions at: Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2005); Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (2005); MATRIX Gallery, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA (2000); and the Dallas Museum of Art (1998), among others. Group shows included: Art Parcours, Basel, Switzerland (2011); the 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2004); and a two-person show with Matthew Monahan at the ICA, Philadelphia, PA (2010). Chu had solo gallery exhibitions with Tracy Williams Ltd., New York (2014); Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland (2010); Donald Young Gallery, Chicago (2009 and 1999); 303 Gallery, New York (2008 and 2003); Victoria Miro, London (2006 and 2001); Christine Burgin, New York (2002); Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (1998); and AC Project Room (1999, 1998, and 1996), and others.

Anne Chu received a number of prestigious grants and awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Joan Mitchell Foundation; NEA/Arts International; Alpert/Ucross Foundation; and Art Matters. Her commissioned work Mountain Views is on permanent display at the US Embassy in Beijing.

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